Note these facts on Ghana’s Lockdown:
On the day of Lockdown on 30th March, 2020, Ghana’s Total confirmed COVID-19 cases stood at 152 with 5 deaths. 4 Regions (Gt Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West) out of 16 had recorded cases.
Reason for Lockdown: “…to contain and halt the spread of the virus within our country…”
On the day lockdown is lifted on 19th April, 2020, Ghana’s Total confirmed COVID-19 cases stand at 1,042 with 9 deaths. 10 Regions out of 16 have recorded cases.
Reason for lifting Lockdown: Aggressive contact tracing undertaken, test capacity enhanced, expansion in treatment and isolation centres, better understanding of the dynamism of the virus, ramping up of domestic PPE production, sanitisers and medicines, modest successes chalked at containing the spread in Accra and Kumasi, and the severe impact on the poor and vulnerable”.
Question: Have we come, or have we gone? Let your answer be research based please.